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1. Create Your Team

  1. Select 11 players from the squads in the live match
    • There are NO restrictions on your player selections, you can select the best players from each team or select all your players from one team
    • You can change the batting and bowling orders of your playing 11 using your own strategy
  2. Select 3 Super Substitutes
    • You can use any 2 out of these 3 players after the live match is over, to help you win the cash prizes.
    You can make changes to your team & join leagues upto 1 hour before the scheduled start of the live match.
    You can win cash every live match match and compete for the bonus tournament cash prizes!
  1. Select 11 players from the teams in the live match
    • There are NO restrictions on your player selections. You can select the best players from each team or select all your players from one team.
    • You can change the batting and bowling orders of these 11 players using your own strategy
  2. Select 3 Super Substitutes
    • You can make upto 2 substitutions after the live match is over, to help you win the cash prizes.
    You can make changes to your team & join leagues upto 1 hour before the live match starts.
    You can win cash every live match match and compete for bonus tournament cash prizes!
Win cash every match & compete for bonus tournament prizes.
You can join leagues and make changes to your team upto 1 hour before the live match is scheduled to start.

2. How to Win?

  1. Using the batting & bowling orders you assigned, a cricket scorecard is created for your Fantasy Cricket Match™.
    • The batting innings in your scorecard will be updated with your players' Runs Scored & Balls Faced from the live match

      T20 Example

    • The bowling innings in your scorecard will be updated with your players' Overs Bowled, Runs Given & Wickets Taken from the live match

      T20 Example

  2. Winning a Fantasy Cricket Match™ is as simple as winning a real T20 match:
    Your bastmen should score as many runs as they can in the 20 overs of your batting innings.
    Your bowlers should take 10 wickets or bowl 20 overs for less runs in your bowling innnings!
    • T20 Example 1
      Your bastmen score 160 runs in 20 overs. Your bowlers bowl 20 overs for 120 runs. You win the match by 40 runs!
    • T20 Example 2
      Your bastmen score 160 runs in 20 overs. Your bowlers bowl 20 overs for 180 runs. You lose the match by 20 runs!
    • T20 Example 3
      Your bastmen score 160 runs in 20 overs. Your bowlers take 10 wickets for 100 runs. You win the match by 60 runs!
    • The more runs you win by, the more users you will beat and the more cash you will win!!
  3. The 2 basic rules of cricket are followed in your scorecard, adding logic and strategy to the game:
    • T20 Batting Rule
      Your batting innings ends at 20 overs (120 Balls Faced)
      Any runs scored after 120 balls are faced by players in your batting order, will not be added to your batting innings total.
    • T20 Bowling Rule
      Your bowling innings ends at 20 overs bowled or 10 wickets taken.
      Any runs given after 20 overs are bowled or 10 wickets are taken by players in your bowling order, will not be added to your bowling innings total.
  4. Penalty Runs
    If your players don't take 10 wickets and bowl less than 20 overs, 12 penalty runs will be added to your bowling innings total for each missing over. If the live match is an ODI , 50 overs will apply to all rules and 7 penatly runs will be added for each missing over.what about Test Matches?

3. Using Substitutes

  1. You can use 2 of out your 3 substitutes after the live match is over, to improve your match result. You can use your substitutes to replace a bowler in your playing 11 who has given too many runs or a batsmen in your playing 11 who has batted too slowly.
  2. Access your scorecard to use your substitutes.

    1. Click on the substitute button to select a substitute. The substitute will replace the bowling & batting order of the player in your playing 11.

    2. Click on the undo button to reverse the substitution. You can try different combinations with your substitutes to get the highest ranking possible in your match
  3. You have until 12:00PM IST the day after the live match ends to use your substitutes.
  4. If your substitute has not played in the live match (DNP), he cannot be used.

7. Strategies

  1. On Turning Tracks - Select the opening batsmen of the teams as well as no.3 and no.4 as they will get to bat when the ball is new and there will be less turn, so they have a better chance of scoring and scoring quickly. You might want to avoid picking pacers and focus instead on picking spinners.
  2. Seaming Pitch - Select middle order players instead of the opening batsmen since they will be facing the new ball on a seaming pitch when it will be toughest to bat. Focus on selecting the opening bowlers and fast bowlers instead of the spinners unless it is a world class spinner that bowls well on any pitch.
  3. Flat Batting Pitch - Keep you fast scoring batsmen on top of your batting order, while this is good strategy in all pitches it is more important in high scoring matches where many batsmen play long innings, facing a lot of balls, and you don't want to miss out on quick runs in 50 over (ODI) or 20 over (T20) matches. Focus on the economical bowlers rather than wicket taking bowlers as they tend to be more expensive on flat batting tracks.
  4. Substitutes, Bowling and Batting Order Strategies Your substitute's performance can replace the batting and bowling figures of any player in your playing 11 to help improve your result! So select two of your best players as subs since you will be able to give them the best bowling and batting order after seeing their scores! Your third substitute does not have to be one of your best players but he can still be useful to remove expensive overs by a bowler in your playing 11 or a slow innings by a batsmen in your playing 11.

4. Rankings & Bonus Prizes

Match Rankings
  1. Every match has multiple leagues that you can join to compete against other users for cash prizes.
  2. Your ranking in the league is based on your team's match result in terms of runs, the more runs you win by the higher your ranking will be. Even if you lose the match, you can still top the rankings & win the cash, as long as the other users in your league lose by more runs than you.
  3. Leagues vary in size, prize and entry fee. You can enter each league with the same team or make changes to your team in each league.
  4. Practice leagues with no entry fee are also offered to help you learn the game
Tournament Rankings & Bonus Prizes
  1. Every tournament has bonus cash prizes that you can win based on your ranking in the tournament.
  2. You will be ranked according to the number of matches you win, followed by the total runs you win each match by.
  3. If you join more than one league in a match, only your best result will be considered in the tournament rankings
  4. Match results from practice leagues are NOT considered in the tournament rankings
  5. Please visit the bonus prizes page of the tournament you are playing for prize values & minimum match requirements.

5. Collecting Prizes

  1. Prizes are added to your account within 1 hour after the substitution deadline at 12:00 PM IST the day after the live match.
  2. Bonus tournament prizes are added to your account at 13:00 IST the day after the LAST match in the tournament
  3. You can use the WITHDRAW WINNINGS link to recieve your cash via Bank Transfer (Indian only) within 48 hours (excluding bank holidays)
  4. We reserve the right to request a scanned copy of valid photo ID to verify your registration details . Prizes will be forfeited if the details on the ID do not match your registered information.
  5. Creating or Accessing more than one cricketinc account is strictly prohibited and will result in all associated accounts being blocked and any prizes won will be forfieted.

6. FAQ's

  1. How do I win when batting first ?
    Your bastmen should score as many runs as possible in the 20 overs of your batting innings. Your bowlers should take 10 wickets or bowl 20 overs for less runs in your bowling innnings.
    T20 Example - Your batsmen score a total of 200 runs in 20 overs, if your bowlers take 10 wickets for 120 runs , you win the match by 80 runs with a Net Run Rate of +4.00!
  2. How do I win when bowling first ?
    Your bowlers should take 10 wickets or bowl 20 overs for as few runs as possible. Your batsmen should score 1 run more in your batting innings!
    T20 Example - Your bowlers give a total of 100 runs in 20 overs, if your batsmen score 101 runs in 10 overs you win the match with 10 overs remaining and a NRR of +5.025!
  3. What happens when one of my batsmen causes my team to bat more than the allotted overs (20 or 50) ?
    The bastmen's strike rate in the live match will be used to calulcate his score for the balls remaining in your batting order.
    Example
    Your batsmen has scored 100 runs of 50 balls in the live match with a strike rate of 200, but in your batting order only 10 balls are left for him to bat. Using the batsmen's strike rate he would score 20 runs in 10 balls in your fantasy cricket match.
  4. What happens when one of my bowlers causes my team to take more than 10 wickets or bowl more than the allotted overs (20 or 50)?
    The bowlers average and economy rate in the live match will be used to calulate his bowling figures for the wickets or overs remaining in your bowling order . Example
    Your bowler has bowled 10 overs for 30 runs and taken 2 wickets in the live match, with an economy rate of 3.0 runs pers over and an average of 15 runs per wicket, but in your bowling order 9 wickets have already been taken by the bowlers above him. Using the bowler's economy rate and average, he would take 1 wicket in 5 overs for 15 runs in your fantasy cricket match
  5. What are rounds?
    In multi-team tournaments like the world cup IPL and Big bash you can also enter a team for each round in the tournament. Rounds will use scores from all the teams in the tournament over multiple days, so you can select players from any team for each round.
    Rounds are logically numbered; Round 1, Round 2, Semi-Finals round etc.
    - For the 1st round, player scores from each team's First match will be used
    - For the 2nd round, player scores from each team's Second match will be used
    - For the Semi Finals round, player scores from each team's semi final match will be used
  6. What is the difference between batting first and bowling first in a Fantasy Cricket Match™?
    Just as in a real cricket match, when batting first your team will bat till it has used up all the overs or it is all out. When bowling first, your batsmen must score just 1 run more than your bowlers have given!
  7. What happens if the live match is abandoned?
    If the live match is offically abandoned then the fantasy match is also abandonded. No prizes will be offered for abandoned matches , all entry fees will be refunded and results will not be considered in the tournament rankings.
  8. What happens if the allotted overs are reduced or the D/L method is used in the live match?
    If the allotted overs are reduced or the D/L method is used in the live match, then the fantasy cricket match is reduced to the average number of allotted overs in the live match.
    Exmaple:
    Aus v Ind ODI - Aus gets to bat 30 overs and Ind only gets 20 overs
    Your Fantasy Cricket Match will be reduced to a 25 over game ( the average overs allotted per innings )
You can make changes to your team & join leagues upto 1 hour before the live match starts.

Entering your Team

  1. Select the best 11 players!
  2. You must select 1 keeper, 5 bowlers and 5 batsmen . All rounders can be selected instead of bowlers or batsmen.
  3. You can select a maximum of 7 players from 1 team in the tournament.
  4. Your players will score points for your team based on their real-life performances in the match.

Scoring Points

  1. The scoring system is designed to reward batting and bowling performances equally so you can focus on picking a balanced team with the best players. All key elements of cricket are cosidered including economy rate and strike rate.

    Bowling Points
    +250 pts per wicket
    +2 pts per ball bowled -1pt for each run conceded x overs bowled
    Example
    R Ashwin 4-20-3
    750pts + 112pts = 862 Bowling pts

    Batting Points
    +1 pt per Run x Scoring Rate per OVER
    Example
    Chris Gayle 100 (50)
    100 runs x 12 (scoring rate per over) = 1200 Batting pts

    Fielding Points
    +100 pts for a run out ( only the fielder who dislodges the bails gets the run out)
    +50 pts per stumping
    +25 pts per catch

Rankings & Prizes

Tournaments have upto 4 seperate rankings where you can win cash prizes.

  1. Free Match Ranking
  2. League Match Ranking
  3. Tournament Ranking
  4. MVP Ranking
Free Match Ranking & Prizes
  1. You can play for free and win cash prizes in every match on cricketinc.com
  2. You are ranked based on the total points scored by your players in the match! The top ranked users win the cash !
    (Please see the Format & Prize page of the tournament you are playing for exact prize values)
    View Example
  3. Time of entry will be used as a tie-breaker for teams that have the same number of points in a match
  4. You will be competing against an unlimited number of users for the free match prizes
  5. Free game results are not included in the tournament and mvp rankings
League Match Rankings & Prizes
  1. You have the option of winning more cash in every match by joining a league.
  2. Joining a league give you a chance to win 2 Bonus prizes in the Tournament and MVP rankings
  3. You can choose the size of the league and the value of the winning prize which will correspond to an entry fee.
  4. Only the top ranked user in the league wins the prize, incase of ties, the prize is shared equally.
  5. If the league is not full before the match starts, your entry fee will be refunded and no prize will be paid.
  6. You can join multiple leagues for each match, using the same team or with different players.
  7. League prize winners will have their cricketinc accounts credited with thier winnings, within 1hour of the match substitution deadline.
Bonus Tournament Rankings & Prizes
  1. You will be ranked according to the total number of points scored.
    Only your higest scoring matches + the must win games (Finals, Semis, or the last match in a series.) will be considered in the tournament rankings. So don't panic if you have some poor results or have missed a few matches!
    (Please see the Format & Prize page of the tournament you are playing for exact prize values & details)
  2. Time of entry will be used as a tie-breaker for teams that have the same number of points
    View Example
  3. Only the best result of each match from FULL leagues will be considered in the tournament rankings
Bonus MVP Rankings & Prizes
  1. You will be ranked according to the total number of points scored.
    All matches in the tournament will be considered in the MVP Rankings.
    (Please see the Format & Prize page of the tournament you are playing for exact prize values & details)
  2. Time of entry will be used as a tie-breaker for teams that have the same number of points
    View Example
  3. Only the best result of each match from FULL leagues will be considered in the MVP rankings

6. Collecting Prizes

  1. Match prizes are added to your account within 1 hour after the match ends.
  2. Bonus tournament and MVP prizes are added to your account whithin 1 hour after the LAST match in the tournament ends.
  3. You can use your winnings to enter more leagues or use the COLLECT link to recieve your winnings via Bank Transfer (Indian only) within 48 hours.
  4. We reserve the right to request a scanned copy of valid photo ID to verify your registration details . Prizes will be forfeited if the details on the ID do not match your registered information.
  5. Creating or Accessing more than one team name is strictly prohibited and will result in all associated accounts being blocked, any prizes won will be paid to the next legitimate user in the rankings.